In Online Sketch Writing 3 you will continue building the blocks of a sketch revue! Explore sketch structures that “break the rules”, including blackouts and clothesline scenes. Expand your ability to collaborate with other writers as you learn the structure of a Second City sketch revue.
Major Concepts: Specialty slots in a revue: Blackouts and Extended Blackouts, Skillset scenes, Audience Participation pieces, Satirical Sketch, Mapping, Duologues and Writing For Another Person
Class Work Examples: Week 2
1. Create a skillset scene based on one of the two skills you chose from the post directly below yours in the Discussion Board. Use that abundance work and take a big risk! Remember, no one is actually performing this, so you are free to write something wild. It doesn’t matter if the person who wrote the skill is a master or novice, or if you chose flame-throwing and the theater wouldn’t allow it.
2. Freewrite for 10-15 minutes daily, and post those journals in the Journals Section.
Commitment: 2-3 hours per week, 8 weeks
Technical Requirements: Final Draft is always great, but sending scenes in PDF is required.
Recommended next level: Sketch Writing Level 4